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“After burning all those calories. . .” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Jacket Trail

Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Mankato
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Owner description: A 13-mile bike trail going from Mankato to Rapidan.
Mankato, Minnesota
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“After burning all those calories. . .”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

. . .you deserve a stop at the Dam Store. It's only a couple of miles to the west of the town of Rapidan and on the west side of the dam.

You'll think it's a bait shop and if it's busy you may have to wait for a place to sit or take your order outdoors. But if you miss it you'll be missing one of the best pieces of pie in MN.

They make a mean thick chocolate malt and a decent, old-fashioned hamburger and potato salad as well.

Visited September 2012
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Mankato
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Peaceful walk through the woods”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I walk about 3 miles a day and do various "legs" of the trail. We have seen many deer and a variety of birds and depending on which leg of the trail, many people. The part closest to Mankato's YMCA is usually busy with dog-walkers and people with strollers but the further away you get, the less crowded. It is beautiful each season and a nice place to walk and reflect on "whatever".

Visited November 2012
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Hutchinson
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

My son loved to go here with his Grandma who lives in Mankato. He thinks the Red Jacket Bridge is the coolest !!!

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Mankato, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Start near Mount Kato and it's great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

Start near Mount Kato - there is a little park and parking where you can leave your car - and continue out to the Trestle or keep going to Rapidan Dam (for the great pie!). Not a tough ride or walk/run, plenty of shade and gorgeous trees and views. Take the lower route down to the river by the trestle to wade in the water or enjoy a picnic. You can cross the river up on the trestle or down by the park - I recommend taking one route on the way out and the other on the way back so you see it all. A favorite place for us to bring friends and relatives when they visit - and a regular ride for my husband and I.

Visited July 2012
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Mankato
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Beautiful views, nice paved trail, and easy to bike on.

Visited June 2012
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